Still there after 93 years!
Sir Jehangir testifies "...the tiles are still in excellent condition."
Jamshed Mehta, colleague of Mahatma Gandhi, inspired the young Pherozesha Sidhwa by saying "India needs both economic and political independence".
Pherozesha borrowed money, and started a tile manufacturing unit along with nephew Rustom, and friend Jamshed. This, in 1922, was born The Bharat Flooring Tile Company. In the fishing village of Mora, Uran, where the family once made liquers from fruits and flowers. Without electricity, water or telephone service. With only fishing boats to carry goods and people - when the weather was fair!
Bharat pioneered art deco floors in iconic cinema houses and art deco buildings of Marine Drive, Oval, Malabar Hill and more.
"Equal to the world's best" was the motto. Even the Raj Bhavans and Maharajas palaces had bharat floors. Umaid Bhavan Palace retains them still
Birth of premium Terrazzo tiles, featuring the richest colours and the whitest chips money could buy
World War II. Cement only for defence purposes! Bharat closed, but the owners started India's first grinding wheel company in their Uran factory
Rediscovering its original moulds and catalougues, Bharat's Heritage range was re-launched in 1999 at the first Kalaghoda festival.
Stilan - a heavy duty tile, with ingredients next to diamonds in hardness, have taken millions of footfalls at CST and Flora Fountain
A skill for which Bharat was once famous, is being taught to new craftsmen for restoring old floors and creating new ones.
Architects were delighted. Bharat first florred the Salar Jung Museum and then Bhau Daji Lad Museum, which got a UNESCO Award.
BFT plus young visionary designers create exciting contemporary floor art.
The UNESCO and EDIDA Awards were received for The Yacht Club (Arch. Vikas Dilawari) and The Library House (Arch. Sanjeev Khosla)
Bharat is ever young in design and innovation.
3D and Micro Topping are its latest offerings.
As we keep improving our designs and technologies, we remember our roots and our journey